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Virtual public meeting on I-11 project ends Friday

Virtual public meeting on I-11 project ends Friday

People have until the end of the week to weigh-in about plans for Interstate-11, which is the proposed highway to link Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Nevada Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Transportation are in the middle of a two-year study to look at the need for I-11 and how far they should extend it.

The departments are taking public input through Friday. All materials about the project are available at the study’s website, i11study.com.

Three public meetings were held in June and the month-long online virtual meeting started June 18 and it will close July 18.

Nevada board gives final OK to $4.6 million bypass land purchase

A land dispute connected to the Boulder City bypass has finally been resolved.

An eminent domain dispute over land needed for the Boulder City bypass was resolved Tuesday when the state Board of Examiners approved a $4.6 million payment for the property, far less than the last $33 million offer from the landowner.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

National Park Service seeking public comments

The National Park Service wants to hear what people think about the proposed Boulder City Bypass.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is seeking a special use permit from the park service to help with the construction of the bypass.  The permit would allow about one mile of transmission lines to be moved and an above-ground waterline from Lake Mead to bring water to the construction sites.

The project will be taking place on either side of U.S. Highway 93 near the Hacienda Hotel and Casino.

Public comments will be part the environmental assessment. Comments can be submitted by mail to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Compliance Office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005, or online at parkplanning.nps.gov.


Sandoval expresses frustration over Boulder City bypass delay

Naturally occurring asbestos is delaying Nevada's part of the Interstate 11 project and frustrating Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday expressed frustration over what will likely be a multi-month delay on the Boulder City bypass project because of the surprise discovery of naturally occurring asbestos in the construction zone.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Boulder City bypass project advances amid asbestos reporting concerns

Despite concerns over naturally occurring asbestos, one section of Boulder City bypass is moving forward.

The Regional Transportation Commission has approved the issuance of a request for proposals for its portion of the Boulder City bypass on the proposed Interstate 11 project, but not before the commission chairman publicly criticized the Nevada Department of Transportation’s management of issues related to the discovery of naturally occurring asbestos on the route.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Asbestos Delays Work on Boulder City Bypass

The plan to build a highway bypass around Boulder City is on hold because of asbestos in the surrounding area.

The discovery of naturally occurring asbestos in and around Boulder City is delaying work on a highway bypass road around the community while the state Transportation Department tries to figure out how to deal with the issue.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Public Comment Opens for Latest Analysis of I-11

Public Comment Opens for Latest Analysis of I-11

Nevada and Arizona's Departments of Transportation want to hear what people think of the proposed Interstate 11.

A public comment has started for the project which would create a new interstate connecting Las Vegas to Phoenix. The project could potentially extend all the way from the Canadian border to Mexico along the Intermountain West Corridor.

The comment period is specifically for the portion that would connect Nevada and Arizona, which has already been approved by Congress.

The first phase of the I-11 project included improvements along U.S. 93. The Boulder City Bypass will also be part of the finished freeway. Clark County is expected to award the design-build contract for that project by the end of this year.

Supports say the new freeway would bring more visitors to Las Vegas from the Phoenix area. They also say it would increase business connections between the two cities.